Well it has been a while. A mixture of other commitments such a jam making for the market, sorting knitting for Africa, plus family visitors, has left me with little time or energy for any crafting. However, the need for two cards last week kick started me into action again (See my previous post), and now I am determined to manage my time better so that I can get more crafting done. And I am keeping up my good intention by writing a post for WOYWW to link up with the Stamping Ground tomorrow. (It should be What's On Your Workdesk Tuesday? for me, as my time on a Wednesday is already committed elsewhere, but I know I am not the only one who prepares it a day early so hopefully I can be forgiven). If you would like to know what crafters around the world are getting up to this week, follow me to Julia's blog and join in the fun.
This week it is Rudolph Day again, so today I was thinking about making one or two Christmas cards. A couple of months ago I spent days sorting out all my paper and card off-cuts and I now have four A4 boxes of patterned paper, and three 12" x 12" boxes of plain card and paper pieces, all sorted by colour, so my other aim is to make use of some of it, before these boxes are overflowing like my original folders were!
You can see two of these boxes out on my desk today, along with some ancient aperture cards and some iris folding pattern books. Hopefully there will be an end result to post about soon. I might even tip-toe through the gate of the snippets playground with it.
I am going to find a new home for the eBosser machine as I don't use it often enough to warrant the amount of space it is taking up on my desk. I do use it sometimes, especially with my A4 embossing folders so I won't put it right away.
The big Spanish dictionary under the snippets boxes doesn't need to be there either, but it very useful for pressing cards flat while the glue dries etc! And I do refer to it when I am making jam labels or choir posters that need to be bilingual. But I thought you might like this photo that I took when I left the dictionary open one day and came back to my room to find Arwen 'reading' it! I did think perhaps she was trying to learn how to swear at me in Spanish as well as English. She is one feisty
cat even if she is very beautiful!
I know the dictionary is upside down, but I don't think she does.
Well that is it for this week. I shall get to visit as many of you as I can when I get home from my sewing group tomorrow.